"I can’t come back, but if you could see the view of Earth from up here,
you wouldn’t want to either.”
Written & Directed by Matthew W.F. Senior, 'william.' is a non-fictional eulogy film capturing the essence of his grandfather's life. This project sees William Henry Senior looking back at his life, and understanding how the world has changed around him.
Originally based on Senior's poem 'Home of Cold Rock', this project evolved into becoming a "living photograph" so that William can be immortalised forever in the world of film. This is a very personal film, depicting William Senior as accurately as possible - from mannerisms, music choices and dialogue, to events depicted, hobbies, photographs and memories. All photographs and flashback clips are authentic.
In 2019, this film was updated with an extended + remastered version. Senior originally made this film in 2017 as a result of having constant nightmares about his grandfathers passing, and decided to produce an art piece in which 'william' could be remembered forever; the film was an emotional process inspired by dreams. Following the films release, these nightmares stopped for around three months. When they came back, Senior shot additional footage and tweaked the editing throughout the film, re-releasing two years later in March 2019, when he felt it was absolutely perfect to him. The nightmares have since stopped.
"Perfect as a eulogy. Bill Senior creates an engaging presence within the film. Visuals are nicely composed - the visuals connect perfectly with Senior’s poetry – achieving a heavenly atmosphere, full of idyllic and leisurely touches. The film is an admirable poetic experiment."
UK FILM REVIEW (UKFR)
our world is such a beautiful place - and when things begin to falter and melt and crack and bend, through uncertain moments, nature reclaims that beauty - every single time.
based on the poem “broken pylons”, written by myself, RETROSPECTION is not only a portrait exhibiting a stark contrast between now and then; between words and pictures - above all else, this is a thankyou to the individuals who took their time to shape my story.
Directed / Written / Edited / Shot / Sound Design By:
Matthew W.F. Senior
Score: Lamorran Trevenna & Matthew W.F. Senior
I LOVE YOU (2018)
"THIS IS THE FIRST STORY THAT I’VE WRITTEN UNDER THE POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF LOVE."
The official audiobook + looped visual for Matthew W.F. Senior's short story 'Inside Lays Our Valuable Everything. Yesterday's Our Utopia.'
Script, creative direction, sound, and mixing: Matthew W.F. Senior
Narrated by: Peter-Dean Navarro and Matthew W.F. Senior
Score: Robert Rich, Markus Reuter & Kyle Staff
Publisher: NEK RECORDS + NOT ENOUGH KNIFE
(PDF Version Published by NEK PUBLISHINGS)
THE BOY WHO COMMITS A MURDER (2016)
“The only way out is to climb a tower of bodies”... Living a normal life, a teenage boy becomes influenced by everyone and everything around him until he reaches breaking point, leaving us all asking...what is his story?
From independent film-creator Matt Senior (william, The Operator) and x2 Emmy Award winning author D.M. Larson, 'The Boy Who Commits a Murder' is a fast-paced, powerful and thought provoking piece of drama, fantastically composed by Kyle Staff & Ross Bugden, and executively produced by Dan Lyle. This picture is available to purchase on BLU-RAY,
as well as being free to view on AMAZON PRIME.
THE OPERATOR (2016)